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Jan 6, 2013 5:15pm EST
. i read the telegram from the pentagon that my unit would be deployed as certain vacation point in south carolina. but the patrol was stay in place so it became part of pentagon lower, and long, literally that's your question, with the was it. >> the fact that you selected your particular team. as you know, working in disasters around the world after the time in vietnam with the u.s. military and the u.n., i've never seen as situation where the unit commander is actually pick the right people. >> i did, yes. >> i don't believe that exists in the war. >> the go to the first sergeant and say this is my assignment. please select. because they knew more than i did. in the head of italian to pick from. so there'll to get some brega people. generally they did their duty. nearly lost they're cool. we had one hour to close to my closed incidents thereafter in front of the cafeteria. well they hated the marshals, the deputy marshals, the civilians running around in blue suits, they had regard for us because we wore uniform, part of the tradition of the south, and patriotism first. so the di
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 1:30pm EST
outlawed. he began investing in real estate like the largest building outside the pentagon and the country. i don't think in philadelphia but in new york and chicago and westchester and albany. he does not where we wanted to be. he demanded much from roosevelt, and roosevelt gave it to him. he named him the first ambassador, the first irish catholic ambassador of the court of st. james. he became the ambassador to great britain. it was one of the worst decisions i ever made. he knew but somehow believe that he could keep kennedy and check what he could. when kennedy talked to his children, he was a cheerleader and an optimist. in his relationship to the world around him and the 20th century, he made his pile of money and he was convinced that it was going to be taken from him. he was convinced that it would be taken from the united states that the united states entered the war. entered world war ii on behalf of the british. nothing is more important than making sure that there was no war. keeping britain out of the water and then the united states out of the war. and he did everyth
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 4:30pm EST
communications he sent back to the pentagon, his sort of weekly letters, and i came to the conclusion that general petraeus did a good job in iraq, and the surge he oversaw worked militarily. it didn't work fully politically for a variety of reasons, but worked militarily. one thing petraeus understood was that al-qaeda, that volunteers coming to join al-qaeda in iraq were coming to the damascus airport, crossing the border, going into iraq, and syria intelligence knew this. they pretended they didn't, but they did, and what he wanted to do was go to damascus with stan mcchrystal in running special operations activities in iraq and confront assad with this and say, look, we know what's going on. this is going to come back to haunt you one day because people who came in through your country into iraq are going to be going out the same way, and one day they are going to have their sights on you so if you -- you might be in your own interest to stop the flow of the foreign fighters as they called them, but there was a debate within the bush administration, and at the time, the white hous
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 11:00am EST
pentagon papers talk about vietnam as a time when the viet cong is sitting territory? so perhaps by the 54 election this would have been a major issue for kennedy and he would have had to come again. >> counterfactual. >> but we think that kennedy had a certain kind of self-confidence. kennedy said at one point that if somebody comes in and argues to me about unemployment, i can refute him. they have no problem. an intelligence community, the military comes in. you're always used to assume that they have a special knowledge that i did have because they have learned something different. at a later point he says, i'm going to tell my successor that the most important thing he has to know is not to trust the military, not to trust the joint chiefs. kennedy stood up to those people . >> 2009 obama had the confer result with the generals pressing him on afghanistan, the serbs there. >> into this, but i want to hear you talk about it. as american foreign policy in a grand sense changed and all? it has been over for more than 20 years now. and is the u.s. still seeing the world as its oyster to b
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